Meet the team! Click on each team member to see their posts, articles, reviews, and more.

Paul Monopoli

Interviewer, trivia presenter, and gamer, Paul started gaming on an Amstrad CPC6128, venturing into Nintendo games, and Japanese rarities. Reading gaming magazines from Amstrad Action to Mean Machines and beyond inspired the writer within. Beyond playing his large video game collection, he loves nothing more than chatting and writing about games. Paul also writes regular retro gaming articles for the Gametraders Magazine.

Marcus Schmerl

During the golden era of the 80s and 90s, Marcus’ early gaming was all about the Atari 2600, Commodore 64, and video game arcades. He learnt to program simple games, although they were rather bad. Now he’s a graduate student researching the history of educational software and games, teaching coding to students, Retrospekt’s web admin, DJ, and JoyPad event organiser. He dreams of visiting Japan for the sixth time and enjoys playing nerdy music at exceedingly loud volumes.

Michael Towns

Mike’s a dude who likes games. He holds no allegiances, he just likes games. He’d even play Tetris on a shoe if he could. Spending his spare time dabbling in things like chiptune orchestrating and making video games, he likes to share his love of gaming through the articles he writes and videos he produces on Retrospekt.

Jen Beauchamp

Wordsmith, article editor, Mortal Kombat afficionado.

EvilDan

Dan is an Internationally published writer and illustrator of children’s books, videographer, screen printer and awesome dude. Dan has been playing video games all his life which has helped forge some unbreakable bonds with people that he now holds quite dear.

David Kudrev

Dave is the founder of and original driving force behind Retrospekt and all that has followed from it. If he were to pick his favourite genres of games, SNES exclusive JRPGs would be his flavour. Here’s some trivia: Donkey Kong on the arcade will always be a symbolic favourite for him, not surprising when you consider they both share the same initials and were born in the same year. Dave is currently on hiatus pursuing some new projects.

Jeff Bull

Jeff is old; he remembers when computers took up a full room, floppy discs were bigger than a coaster, and audio cassettes were used to load games. He has a huge passion for retro gaming and sharing the past with the present.

Joseph Tobin

Occasional Retrospekt games reviewer, DJ, and (apparently) a horse.

Marc Forza

Has a passion for critiquing, Marc also specialises in concept art/ design, graphic design, illustration and industrial design, with interests in many other ancillaries. These include: fine art, consumer electronics, games, films, animations, comic books, technology, automotive design and branding.

eMan

eMan is an avid Nintendo collector. Seriously, how many variations of Game Boy can there be! In addition, he is a media guru – be it photography, audio, or video, he’s our man.

Osty

Osty collects games, arcade machines, and likes to ship mystery boxes of games and kaiju from Japan for 6 to 8 weeks.

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